EELS is an execution layer reference implementation in Python.It is updated with mainnet.It fills assessments, and passes present ones.There’s an instance of an EIP carried out in EELS under.
After greater than a 12 months in growth, we’re happy to publicly introduce the Ethereum Execution Layer Specification (affectionately often known as EELS.) EELS is a Python reference implementation of the core parts of an Ethereum execution consumer targeted on readability and readability. Meant as a non secular successor to the Yellow Paper that is extra programmer pleasant and up-to-date with post-merge forks, EELS can fill and execute state assessments, observe mainnet1, and is a superb place to prototype new EIPs.
EELS gives full snapshots of the protocol at every fork—together with upcoming ones—making it a lot simpler to observe than EIPs (which solely suggest modifications) and manufacturing shoppers (which regularly combine a number of forks in the identical codepath.)
Starting in 2021, as a undertaking of ConsenSys’ Quilt crew and the Ethereum Basis, the eth1.0-spec (because it was recognized then) was impressed by the sheer frustration of getting to decipher the cryptic notation of the Yellow Paper (Determine 1) to know the particular conduct of an EVM instruction.
Drawing on the profitable Consensus Layer Specification, we got down to create an analogous executable specification for the execution layer.
Right now, EELS is consumable as a conventional Python repository and as rendered documentation. It is nonetheless a bit tough across the edges, and would not present a lot in the best way of annotations or English explanations for what numerous items do, however these will include time.
It is simply Python
Hopefully a side-by-side comparability of the Yellow Paper and the equal code from EELS can present why EELS is a helpful complement to it:
Whereas Determine 2 is perhaps digestible to teachers, Determine 3 is indisputably extra pure to programmers.
This is a video walk-through of including a easy EVM instruction if that is your sort of factor.
It bears repeating: EELS is simply common Python. It may be examined like every other Python library! Along with the whole ethereum/assessments suite, we even have a collection of pytest assessments.
With just a little assist from execution-spec-tests, any assessments written for EELS can be utilized to manufacturing shoppers!2
Having snapshots at every fork is nice for a sensible contract developer popping in to see the specifics of how an EVM instruction works, however is not very useful for consumer builders themselves. For them, EELS can show the variations between forks:
An Instance EIP
EIP-6780 is the primary EIP to get an EELS implementation offered by the writer, Guillaume Ballet! Let’s have a look.
First, we introduce a created_contracts variable to the EVM with transaction-level scope:
caller: Deal with
origin: Deal with
coinbase: Deal with
+ created_contracts: Set[Address]
Second, we notice which contracts have been created in every transaction:
Lastly, we modify selfdestruct so it solely works for contracts famous in created_contracts:
+ # Solely proceed if the contract has been created in the identical tx
+ if originator in evm.env.created_contracts:
+ # register account for deletion
We would like EELS to develop into the default strategy to specify Core EIPs, the primary place EIP authors go to prototype their proposals, and the very best reference for a way Ethereum works.
In the event you’re fascinated by contributing or prototyping your EIP, be part of us on the #specs channel or seize a problem from our repository.